Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli

Global Citizenship - Change Your Mind, Change Your World

3 December 2019
1:00 - 2:15 PM (1300 - 1415)

Global Citizenship means using our everyday work and lives as a vehicle to grow inwardly and thereby, become the best version of ourselves. Becoming a Global Citizen is not about traveling the world, it is about using the challenges within our individual lives to become stronger and more productive members of the world. When we embody the qualities of a Global Citizen – presence, empathy and inspiration – then we can truly inspire those around us.


Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show, The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion – using media to build bridges between cultures. In his early 20’s, he became one of the youngest Moderators at the United Nations and made a documentary about his journey to Tanzania. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a television series featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. He is an Eagle Scout, a National Geographic Explorer, and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet.

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Darleen Santore, OTR/L

Coach Dar

Leveling Up in Life

4 December 2019
10:45 - 11:45 AM (1045 - 1145)

Her life and leadership coaching have paired her with leaders of all walks of life including athletes, performers, artists, entrepreneurs and executives. Her game plan is to help each person reach their peak potential by developing character, inspiring self-confidence and instilling leadership skills that take performance to the next level. Coach Dar’s goal is to create a personalized plan to ‘Level Up’ in life, in business and at home.


Darleen Santore makes it her life’s mission to motivate, inspire and awaken greatness in others. Better known as "Coach Dar," she coaches and helps individuals gain clarity and focus in order to live well, lead well and propel themselves to new heights. She suffered a stroke at age 25 and it rocked her world. But Darlene Santore didn’t stay down for long. Despite depression and health obstacles, Darlene figured out a way to turn that pain into purpose. Now she teaches others to do the same.

For twenty years, she has worked as a Board-Certified Occupational Therapist as well as a Life and Leadership Coach. As a therapist, she’s worked side-by-side with individuals who have overcome unimaginable setbacks because of illness or injury. Known for her mental strength conditioning work with athletes in the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL she most recently worked as the mental conditioning and life coach for the Phoenix Suns. Her reach to pro-athletes significantly helps players up their game, overcome obstacles, gain a mental edge, get out of “slumps” and become better leaders with purpose on and off the court. She is the nationally acclaimed U.S. Ambassador for the Global Pay It Forward Initiative that has inspired random acts of kindness in the lives of over 10 million people worldwide and is also an Ambassador for the international lifestyle brand lululemon.

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